CertainTeed has integrated its entire gypsum product line into ecoScorecard and SmartBIM online tools, helping architects and designers measure the environmental impact of products and materials against the major environmental rating systems. Both platforms make it easier to leverage the benefits of CertainTeed’s high-performance gypsum products, while eliminating the time-intensive and costly manual research and analysis of green building projects.

“Our gypsum product innovations are manufactured with a focus on environmental responsibility, research and development—minimizing environmental impacts to the greatest extent possible,” said Dave Engelhardt, president of CertainTeed Gypsum. “It made sense to partner with ecoScorecard and SmartBIM to provide a much less time-consuming and inexpensive way to access the many third-party rating systems and green standards that assist with the product specification process.”

ecoScorecard provides architects and designers with the ability to search and evaluate products based on environmental characteristics, including 1,200 unique attributes across 20 green building rating systems. The free online system automatically updates as rating systems change and offers easy access to the documentation required for project submittals.

Allowing architects and designers the ability to gauge environmental performance throughout the design process, the SmartBIM Tool featuring ecoScorecard is a plug-in for use with Autodesk Revit and Trimble SketchUp. The tool embeds all of the environmental data included in ecoScorecard into the product’s BIM object.

The newly incorporated gypsum products join CertainTeed’s catalog of insulation and ceilings solutions on ecoScorecard—providing an integrated resource for information on the company's diverse interior product offering.

To access ecoScorecard information for CertainTeed gypsum products, visit http://certainteedgypsum.ecoscorecard.com.